BUCKIE Thistle will welcome Ally McCoist’s Rangers to Victoria Park for a friendly match this summer.
The Glasgow giants are set to send their first team north to play Jags on Thursday, July 3 (7.30pm) in a pre-season friendly.
Next month’s glamour game could have an extra edge to it, with the Ibrox men taking on a Buckie side wearing the green and white hoops of Rangers’ arch enemy Celtic.
Victoria Park should be packed to capacity for a game which will be keenly anticipated by Jags’ supporters.
The ‘Gers are no strangers to Moray in recent years, having played Elgin City twice after being demoted to Division 3 in 2012-13.
They also drew Forres Mechanics in the Scottish Cup that year, winning 1-0 at Mosset Park, and returned to Elgin for a friendly last summer.
To prepare for their coming Championship season alongside Hearts and Hibs, Rangers start their pre season in the North before heading over to USA and Canada for a 12-day tour.
As well as playing Buckie they also take on Highland League champions Brora Rangers on July 6.
On the club’s website, manager McCoist said: "We enjoyed a successful trip to Northern Scotland last year and we look forward to taking the squad there once again to play Buckie Thistle and Brora Rangers."